According to the Chinese astronomy, the destiny of a person is determined by the position of planets at the time of his birth. Based particularly on the position of Jupiter in its orbit, the celestial cycle is broken up into 12 segments, which correspond to 12 years represented by various animals such as the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog and boar.
Beginning with the rat, each year corresponds to a particular animal. This continues for a cycle of 12 years, after which the cycle begins all over again. People born under different signs (according to their year of birth) have typical characteristics, behave in typical ways, and have predictable destinies.
People born under the sign of the tiger are said to be generally unpredictable, powerful and strongly passionate. Humanitarian qualities and their generosity, coupled with their authoritarian air and magnetic personalities make them born leaders. Tigers will fight for a worthy cause till death, and their ambition is total control.
It is prudent to maintain caution with this zodiac sign as tigers feel intensely and are often prone to mood swings. Emotional outbursts and stress induced negative reactions are typical characteristics of tigers.
Belonging to the third trine along with the horse and the dog, this zodiac seeks a true lover and is a gifted orator. Relationships receive highest priority, defiance against injustice and honor add to the nobility of tigers.
In a negative sense, tigers can be reckless and impulsive, impatient, obstinate, selfish and restless. However, these characteristics may be curbed and channelized in the right direction.
The fixed element for the tiger is wood (like the dragon). People belonging to the tiger zodiac should practice moderation in all aspects of their lives. If their considerable energies are directed towards worthwhile efforts, they will achieve recognition and acknowledgement in life.